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Penn Ancient Workshop: Lucretius - 16/04/2016, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA)

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 16/04/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Claudia Cohen Hall 392, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric; Classics Department at Royal Holloway; Institute of Classical Studies

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SESSION 1 (9:15-10:35 am)

Nathan Powers (SUNY Albany), “Lucretian Void”

Joe Bullock (University of Texas-Austin), “Swerve to Avoid the Atomic Rain”

SESSION 2 (10:45 am-12:05 pm)

Alex Gillham (Purdue University), “Epicurus vs. Lucretius on the Permissibility of Romantic Love”

Clerk Shaw (University of Tennessee-Knoxville), “Ethics and Physics in Lucretius”

SESSION 3 (1:30-2:50 pm)

Pamela Zinn (University of Delaware/Temple University), “Lucretius On Time and Its Perception”

Christopher Paone (Sacred Heart University), “Lucretius’ Pragmatic Argument: De rerum natura 4.500–521”

SESSION 4 (3:00-4:20 pm)

Abigail Buglass (Oxford University), “Theological Idealism in Lucretius’ De rerum natura”

Mark Shiffman (Villanova University), “Species Ratioque: The Place of Gods in the World Pictures of Lucretius and Hobbes”

SESSION 5 (4:30-5:50 pm)

Matthew Horrell (University of Iowa), “The Problem of Evil in De rerum natura”

Maximilian Robitzsch (University of Pennsylvania), “A War of All Against All? Lucretius on Human Nature in the Original State”

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